, located in Lebanon, Tenn., is a private, independent liberal arts institute. The college was founded in 1842 and a school of law was established in 1847. By 1859 the law school was among the largest in the United States.
Distinguished alumni include Secretary of State Cordell Hull, winner of the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1945; Myles Horton, the founder of Highlander Folk School; three Pulitzer Prize-winning authors, more than eighty congressmen, including Albert Gore, Sr.; two justices of the U.S. Supreme Court, Howell Edmunds Jackson and Horace Harmon Lurton; thirteen governors, including Frank G. Clement; three ambassadors, including Edward Albright, U.S. Ambassador to Finland; scores of local, state and federal judges, including Charles Dickson Clark; and fifty college/university professors, including the “Father of Political Science”, John Burgess."